Recent Reviews

15.04.2018

08.04.2018

01.04.2018

25.03.2018

18.03.2018

[ More Music Reviews ]


Outlaws & Moonshine: The Devil In The Moonshine
Outlaws & Moonshine - The Devil In The Moonshine CD Album Review

Outlaws & Moonshine: The Devil In The ...

Southern/Country/Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Straight out of Indianapolis, Outlaws & Moonshine arrived on the Southern rock scene with their five song EP, 1919 in 2015. With all the Jack Daniels bravado they could muster, they delivered a rib smokin' outlaw country rock album. Now they're back with a new long player, The Devil In The Moonshine which includes five new songs and the five songs from the 1919 EP.

Outlaws & Moonshine Band Photo

Outlaws & Moonshine

If you want more info on Outlaws & Moonshine and their debut EP, read my review of 1919. It will give you insights into their musical style, the musical traditions they draw upon, and a synopsis of the five songs. Otherwise, I'm merely going to hit the highlights of the five new songs.

Country Proud is exactly what you think it is, an anthem to Southern culture and rock with a lively groove, some nice slide guitar, and nods to moonshine and redneck shenanigans. But those things are generally the major lyrical themes of Outlaws & Moonshine. (Here Comes) Bobby is a slow-grooving ballad of sorts, with the slide guitar bumped up. Don't Be Scared follows a similar motif, but with heavy riffs, a thick bottom end, and a catchy chorus. Ride Or Die sounds Southern rock, but may be the least country song here. Like the preceding song, it's heavier but with a slow grooving pace, then filled with some crafty fret work. Finally, Boom is a full-blown, made-for-video, Southern rocker to sing-a-long with while you drain the kegger in the backyard next to the rusted out Ford F-150. Like the 1919 tunes, the new songs are inspired and fun Southern country hard rockers, and Outlaws & Moonshine are becoming master craftsmen of the genre. Easily recommended.



CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

The Bottom Line

Like the 1919 tunes, the new songs of The Devil In The Moonshine are inspired and fun Southern country hard rockers, and Outlaws & Moonshine are becoming master craftsmen of the genre. Easily recommended.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Album of the Week
Click to read the Perfect Plan - All Rise music review

The plan was perfect: create a new band in the grand tradition of AOR melodic hard rock. Formed in Sweden in 2014 Perfect Plan follows in the foot steps of other successful Swedish exports such as Work ... [ Read More ]